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‘Mujhpe Nazrein Na Atkana, Kaatil Meri Ankh Da Nishana’ - despite the warning, we had fallen for 22-year-old starlet’s easy-going charm and her performance in Jawaani Jaaneman had made us hard to believe that it was her debut film. Hailing from a star family, Alaya Furniturewalla had maintained her distance from the limelight in her growing years and it was before her debut, that we got to know who Pooja Bedi’s daughter actually is. But as soon as she signed her debut film and entered the world, where every person is under media scrutiny, her personal life became a hot topic of discussion for her fans. (Also Read: Shilpa Shetty's 'Proud Mommy Moment' As Son, Viaan Kundra Dedicated His School Project To Sonu Sood)
Just like Alia Bhatt, Sara Ali Khan, Janhvi Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor, Ananya Panday and other star-daughters, Alaya Furniturewalla’s personal life too, made it to the headlines and everyone wanted to know about her dating life. In a promotional interview for her film, Jawaani Jaaneman, Alaya had revealed that her first celebrity crush was Hrithik Roshan and when asked to describe dating with one word, she had said, “fun”. A few weeks before her Bollywood debut, the reports of her dating Aaishvary Thackeray, grandson of Bal Thackeray, had emerged in the media, and rumours were that there is much more to their relationship than just friendship.
In October 2020, Aaishvary Thackeray turned a year older and ringed in his birthday in Dubai with his friends, including rumoured girlfriend, Alaya Furniturewalla. Aaishvary’s mother, Smita Thackeray posted a video on her IG feed, from the celebrations of her son’s birthday and mentioned in the caption that Alaya was present at the bash. Aaishvary had also posted a picture of a plate of dessert with “Happy birthday Aaishvary” written on it, on his IG story. Aaishvary tagged Smita and Alaya on his IG story and dropped a heart emoji on it.
On August 17, 2020, Smita Thackeray had posted a collage of pictures with her son, Aaishvary Thackeray, one had a bouquet of flowers sent by Rahul Thackeray and a hugging picture with Alaya Furniturewalla. Revealing how she had spent her birthday with her close ones, Smita had captioned the post as “Wonderful evening with close ones to bring in my birthday @aaishvarythackeray @alaya.f @rhia1596 @rahul.thackeray@Aditi Thackeray.” On Alaya’s 22nd birthday, she had posted pictures from the bash and it had a beautiful black-and-white picture with her rumoured beau, Aaishvary. (Also Read: Shah Rukh Khan And Daughter, Suhana Khan Spotted Together At KKR's Match After Online Trolling)
Alaya Furniturewalla had made her Bollywood debut with Jawaani Jaaneman in 2020 and the special screening of the film was attended by her grandfather, Kabir Bedi, parents, Pooja Bedi and Farhan Furniturewalla, with their respective spouses. The special screening of the film became even more special with the presence of Alaya’s rumoured beau, Aaishvary Thackeray. Alaya and Aaishvary had twinned in black for the event and had posed for the paparazzi.
In an interview with the IANS, Alaya Furniturewalla had revealed that she likes to make decisions on her own when she was asked if she takes career advices from her star grandfather, Kabir Bedi and mother, Pooja Bedi. She was quoted as saying, "I like to do stuff myself, be it taking any decision or anything else, I generally take my own call. I believe in 'sabki suno lekin apni karo' (listen to everyone but take your own call). It does not mean that I don't take the advice my mother or my grandfather (Kabir Bedi) give me about films. I do discuss things with them, but at the end of the day it would be my decision. I am quite critical about myself."
After the first special screening of Jawaani Jaaneman, Pooja Bedi had penned down her emotions on watching her ‘not so baby girl anymore’, Alaya Furniturewalla embarking on her journey of fame. Pooja had tweeted, “So emotional!!!! Watched #JawaaniJaaneman with cast crew & family. I've laughed & wept &been filled with a multitude of emotions!!!! What an amazing feeling to watch my child on the big screen. Her love & commitment to her craft is so apparent. Thank u @jayshewakramani @Pooja_Ent.” (Also Read: Neha Kakkar And Rohanpreet Posing With Family For A Picture Hints At Their Roka Amid Wedding Rumours)
Here's wishing a belated happy birthday to Aaishvary!